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Trail of blood leads to ‘fight club’

A trail of blood leading from a McDonald’s restaurant to a private home resulted in the discovery of an underground “fight club” and the arrest of a San Gabriel man early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Richard Nguyen, 24, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and ordered held on $30,000 bail after an incident at a home in the 500 block of Darlington Street, in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County just east of Montebello, authorities said.

County sheriff’s deputies said a private sport-fighting event was being held at the home when “a dispute broke out among some of the participants” and Nguyen allegedly stabbed two men with a knife.

Deputies learned of the stabbing when the two victims arrived at a McDonald’s restaurant near the 60 Freeway around 3:20 a.m., according to Lt. Kerry Carter of the sheriff’s Temple City station. The men were dripping blood.

The victims, who were taken to County- USC Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds, refused to tell deputies how they had been injured. Deputies instead followed the trail of blood for several blocks before they found the home, which contained a group of young adults, boxing gloves and a knife that was taken as evidence, according to police and neighbors.

Nguyen is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Alhambra Superior Court.

corina.knoll@latimes.com


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